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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This 1995 Hindsight CD has a previously unreleased set of radio transcriptions by the 1935 Casa Loma Orchestra. At the time, the band's key members included clarinetist Clarence Hutchenrider, trumpeters Sonny Dunham and Grady Watts and Bill Rausch, and Pee Wee Hunt on trombones. Although Gene Gifford had recently departed, all 16 arrangements are his, including reworkings of such numbers as "Who's Sorry Now," "Should I," "Blue Room" and "Chinatown, My Chinatown." There are only two vocals on the set one apiece by Kenny Sargent and Pee Wee Hunt so the emphasis is very much on the jazz side of this important, if underrated, early swing band. A good sampling of the Casa Loma's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This 1995 Hindsight CD has a previously unreleased set of radio transcriptions by the 1935 Casa Loma Orchestra. At the time, the band's key members included clarinetist Clarence Hutchenrider, trumpeters Sonny Dunham and Grady Watts and Bill Rausch, and Pee Wee Hunt on trombones. Although Gene Gifford had recently departed, all 16 arrangements are his, including reworkings of such numbers as "Who's Sorry Now," "Should I," "Blue Room" and "Chinatown, My Chinatown." There are only two vocals on the set one apiece by Kenny Sargent and Pee Wee Hunt so the emphasis is very much on the jazz side of this important, if underrated, early swing band. A good sampling of the Casa Loma's music from the period even if the CD at just 43 minutes is rather brief.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/1995
  • Label: Hindsight Records
  • UPC: 014921026124
  • Catalog Number: 261
  • Sales rank: 136,520

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who's Sorry Now? (2:34)
  2. 2 I May Be Wrong (2:22)
  3. 3 Should I? (2:46)
  4. 4 The Continental (3:20)
  5. 5 Ballin' the Jack (2:06)
  6. 6 Song of the Islands (3:20)
  7. 7 Night and Day (3:30)
  8. 8 Can't We Be Friends? (2:41)
  9. 9 The Blue Room (3:03)
  10. 10 The Man I Love (3:07)
  11. 11 Sunny Disposish (2:26)
  12. 12 Dixieland Band (2:40)
  13. 13 Basin Street Blues (3:46)
  14. 14 Linger Awhile (2:54)
  15. 15 Chinatown, My Chinatown (2:34)
  16. 16 Blue Again (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Casa Loma Orchestra Primary Artist, Track Performer
Glen Gray Indexed Contributor, Leader, Alto Saxophone
Pee Wee Hunt Trombone, Vocals
Tony Briglia Drums
Howard Hall Piano
Kenny Sargent Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Pat Davis Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Hutchenrider Clarinet
Art Ralston English Horn, Oboe, Alto Saxophone
William Rausch Trombone
Sonny Dunham Trumpet
Grady Watts Trumpet
Frank Zullo Trumpet
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Pete Kline Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Fred Hall Liner Notes
Tom Gramuglia Executive Producer
John Jungklaus Remixing
Kay Swift Composer
Philip Charig Composer
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